We are just days into the year ‘2016,’ but what does this mean? It means there is still time to tackle those much dreaded household chores, such as organizing your closet. Martha Stewart is not the only person who can organize a mean closet, by following these three steps, your closet should be clutter-free in no time.
Taking Stock of It All
1. Seasons come and go, this is exactly why it may help to organize and group clothes according to season. We are in the month of January, so you will not need flip-flops for some time. You can pack up apparel that is out of season and store items in clear storage bins. The benefit to organizing seasonal items in bins is this: You will be able to see what is inside of your bins when you are ready to unpack as the next season rolls around.
2. The next tip may take a while to complete, but group clothes by type and color (e.g. skirts, shirts and pants, etc.). Grouping clothes by color and type will help you in two ways; outfits will become visible when you need them and doing so will help with your whole organization process.
3. It may help to organize your closet by taking inventory. If you have not worn items in a year chuck them from your closet. You can donate unwanted and gently-used items to the charity of your choice. You may help someone less fortunate by donating your items. With tax season fast approaching you may be able to use contents as a tax write-off, too. Having a little extra cash is never a bad motivator.
Organizing Your Thought Patterns
It may seem overwhelming once you first begin your closet organization project. But, don’t worry decluttering your closet can be simple and easy. That’s right, you will soon be cleaning dust bunnies from the mantel!
The ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s of Closet Organizing
Can you think of additional ways to organize your closet? Or perhaps you are just gathering a handful of pointers about how to spruce up your closet. Either way, please feel free to leave a comment below.